Visions of Britain, 1730–1830

Anglo-Scottish Writing and Representation

  • Sebastian Mitchell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-9
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    Pages 84-121
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 233-291

About this book


This is a revisionist study of the literary and visual representation of the nation in the century following the formation of the British state. It argues that the most engaging accounts of Great Britain subject their imagery to sustained artistic pressure, threatening to dismantle the national vision at the moment of its construction.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Mitchell
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  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

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